World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1918 Q2

1918 – April to June

March saw the beginning of a major German Spring Offensive and Canadian infantry battalions were each holding wide frontages in order to permit British troops to strengthen other sectors that were seriously threatened by the German attacks.  For the 49th Battalion, April was highlighted by strong battle patrols in order to maintain control of No Man’s Land and obtaining identification and prisoners.  For most of May and June the battalion was back in a rest area were training now focused on a return to mobile warfare, emphasizing the attack, reorganization, consolidation and withdrawal.  For details, read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the sixteenth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War.  We want to highlight significant and/or interesting events, people, stories and artifacts from that war with an emphasis on Edmonton and the 49th Battalion.  The newsletter also includes articles related to 75th anniversary events of the Second World War and to more current events, including museum activities.  Anyone wishing to be included on our email contact list to received copies of our newsletter should email us at

For even more on the 49th Battalion look under the Regimental History tab on this site.



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